A new software ecosystem for trusted, traceable and transparent ontological knowledge management.
The NGI ONTOCHAIN project empowers internet innovators to develop blockchain-based knowledge management solutions that form part of its novel protocol suite and software ecosystem. By using ONTOCHAIN, a variety of new applications may emerge in areas such as trustworthy web and social media, trustworthy crowdsensing, trustworthy service orchestration, and decentralised and unsupervised online social networks as a few of its application domains.
ONTOCHAIN will build its software ecosystem in close cooperation with the scientific and professional communities involving end-users and experts in various domains including Semantic Web, Linked Data, ontology engineering, blockchain interoperability, knowledge management, distributed and decentralised computing, business models for trusted knowledge, and similar.
Three open calls are foreseen that will refine the initial ONTOCHAIN architecture and provide detailed design and implementation of its interoperable system components. With a total funding of €6 M the open calls will distribute a total amount of €4.2 M focusing on research, foundations and applications in three consecutive steps. The project aims at building a community of users and developers of the ONTOCHAIN software ecosystem.
It is operated by 7 partners with complementary expertise that form the core of a vibrant ecosystem: European Dynamics (Luxembourg), University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), IntelliSemantic (Italy), iExec Blockchain Tech (France), Athens University of Economics and Business (Greece), German Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Greece) and F6S (Ireland).
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 957338.